ESRD QIP PY 2021 Preview Period
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) reminds you that the Payment Year (PY) 2021 ESRD QIP Preview Period is currently scheduled to open on July 29, 2020, and end August 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time (PT).

What You Need to Do at This Time:

If you will need to view your facility or organization’s ESRD QIP scores, reports, and/or inquiries as a Facility or Corporate Point of Contact (POC) or Viewer, you should:

During the PY 2021 ESRD QIP Preview Period:

CMS recommends that every organization take the following steps: 

  • Facility or Corporate POCs and Viewers should access and review the facility’s Preview Performance Score Report (PSR), available through the ESRD QIP User Interface (UI) in EQRS.
  • Facility and Corporate POCs should submit inquiries regarding the facility’s PY 2021 scores before the Preview Period concludes.

CMS will evaluate all inquiries and make any necessary adjustments to facility measure scores before finalizing Total Performance Scores and applicable payment reductions. Facilities will continue to receive responses to their inquiries via the ESRD QIP User Interface in EQRS after the close of the Preview Period. 

To learn more about ESRD QIP and the PY 2021 Preview Period, please visit the ESRD QIP section of For more information on using the EQRS system—including user role requests, downloading Preview PSRs, and submitting inquiries—please refer to the Previewing Your Facility’s PY 2021 Performance Data webinar materials. For further assistance regarding the information contained in this message, please contact the ESRD QIP Support Team using the ServiceNow Q&A Tool.